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was in the house at that time. and they were all saying the same things. well, i think rob english was here. he came later. of the fact of the matter is all the republicans back then were talking about what would happen in 1993, to the economy, if we were to do the so-called clinton tax hikes. well, we did them. and what did it get us? it got us 22 million new jobs. it got us a big surplus after the end of the clinton years. so just because they say it does not make it so. >> so we're waiting on this speaker john boehner's briefing from capitol hill coming up in moments from now. we're going to take that to everybody live. but i want to get you on the record before we go to ask you what's going on in the state of south carolina the senate shuffle going on with senator demint's leaving and nikki haley. down to tim scott, the first african-american senator since reconstruction. jenny sanford being on the governor's short list to replace him. out of those names, other names like mulvaney as well as a possible consideration. what do you think about a jenny sanford being put in to replace jim demint
would be the vice president pick. >> who did he think? >> he thought it would be rob portman to help in ohio or tim pawlenty. he never thought ryan because that would introduce medicare into the political conversation and distract romney from his main message of the economy. that's why he thought he never would pick him and, of course, he did, and, of course, it did change the romney mesage for a while. >> the president, molly ball, the president could be making a major decision as early as next week by making his announcement for secretary of state. secretary of state, specifically. ambassador susan rice, a frontrunner, considered by many. some gop senators are, however, continue to threaten to hold up that domination. is this even a fight that the gop would want to engage in right now? >> it's certainly seems to be. we haven't seen any cooling down in the anger of a lot of republican senators, particularly john mccain and lindsey graham and also some others. you know, what we saw this week is susan rice trying to make herself more palatable to these republican senators by seeking t
that. >> joining me is rob from nbc sports. as we hear more about this story. so tragic. 25 years old. this young man. his girlfriend 22 years old. the parents watch new 3-month-old. do we know any more about why, what was going on behind the scene? >> there's been some talk about some troubles in the relationship between jovan belcher and his girlfriend okay sandra p -- okcassandra perkins. >> there were talks about whether the chiefs would go ahead with the game. for the coach and for the team, everybody is still scratching their heads because the coach witnessing jovan belcher taking his own life. >> imagine the situation. a day before a game, general manager of the team, coach and assistant coach were trying to talk to belcher, trying to talk him out of what he was about to do. he was holding a gun. none of them felt threatened. they knew he was there not to harm anybody else. he came to thank them for the opportunity that they had given him to be in the nfl and after they tried to talk him out of this act he turned around walked away from them and shot himself in front of all of
negotiators, rob neighbors here with a number of senior administration officials who are working the phones, talking to staffers on the hill, trying to get some movement in this process. now, president obama, taking real will a tough line on that issue of taxes, it's the big sticking point, has been all along and past negotiations, of course president obama has been criticized by democrats who say that he's given in too quickly on the issue of taxes. of course he campaigned on the issue of raising taxes on wealthier americans. so this time he's not backing down. so these negotiations have really been centered, to some extent, on that issue of taxes. the president really using his bully pulpit to try to pressure congress, congressional republicans, making a number of public appearances, include, of course, during that exclusive interview on "meet the press" today when he said that republicans are to blame for this fiscal cliff stalemate. chris? >> kristin welker, thanks to you and thanks to nbc's kelly o'donnell on the hill as well. more ahead this hour as we continue to cover the ongoing ne
. that -- that would rob me of my freedom. >> are you hopeful? do you feel that this is different this time around that something will get done? >> absolutely. i am -- i am 100% positive that we will get this change in place. >> kim russell, thank you for your time from the brooklyn chapter of one million moms. appreciate it so much. for gun control. >> thanks for having me. >>> 51% of those in congress have gotten funding from the nra at some point in the in their career. can we see a change in gun culture? nnouncer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. at the doctor's office when they weigh you, and they have to move it over? my doctor does not have to do that anymore. [
president biden, the president sent his top negotiator, one of his top negotiators, rob nabors over to the hill. he's meeting with senate democrats as well this afternoon. a number of phone calls have been exchanged between staffers at the white house, staffers on the hill so there's a lot of work going on behind the scenes, but as for publicly right now, melis melissa, the white house is not talking. president obama is basically launching this public campaign to pressure republicans. president obama came out on friday and urged them to get behind his plans. again today he sat down with david gregory, of course, during that exclusive interview on "meet the press" and urged republicans to act saying that it appears all they are interested in is protecting taxes for wealthy americans. republicans, by the way, lashed out at those comments saying the president seems more interested in placing blame instead of actually leading, but that at this point in time seems to be president obama's strategy to some extent, publicly pressuring republicans to act and to move on these negotiations. so
where's devon. >> reporter: how do you deal with the fact that at that age your child has been robbed of so much innocence? >> this has to become part of who they are, because they are going to live with it their entire lives. we all go through horrible things at different times in our lives, and it's a shame that they had to be exposed to this at such a young age and lose a part of their innocence. >> nbc's lester holt reporting. all schools in newtown will be closed tore. classes for students attending sandy hook elementary, those classes will resume on wednesday but at a different location. >>> meanwhile, as president obama prepares to comfort families in newtown, visit like this have become all too farm during his presidency. today marks the president's fourth such visit to a community that has been turned upside down by a mass shooting. the sandy hook elementary school shooting has reopened a controversial debate over gun control, over mental health as well, but it begs the question will this tragedy be the tipping point in the fight over gun control specifically. i want to bring
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